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O's Sherrill headed to Dodgers

Posted on: July 30, 2009 4:31 pm
 

The Los Angeles Dodgers are close to scooping up the bullpen help they were looking for with a deal in place to acquire acquiring closer George Sherrill from Baltimore, CBSSports.com has confirmed. The Orioles are expected to receive two prospects, third baseman Josh Bell and right-handed pitcher Steve Johnson.

The deal is pending medicals and some other details and, assuming everything checks out, it is expected to be announced later Thursday afternoon or evening.

With Jonathan Broxton closing, Sherrill likely with slide in as a set-up man for the Dodgers. At the very least, it gives the Dodgers both depth and options. Sherrill and Broxton could share the closer's role, and the duo gives the Dodgers insurance against injury as well.

The move not only beefs up Joe Torre's relief corps this year, but gives the Dodgers a nice bullpen piece next year as well. Sherrill is not eligible for free agency until after the 2010 season.

In 42 appearances this year for the Orioles, Sherrill has 20 saves and a 2.40 ERA.

Comments

Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 10:31 pm
 

O's Sherrill headed to Dodgers

I like the pick up. Not an earth shattering addition like Halladay would be but we are definately better now.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2009 10:30 pm
 

O's Sherrill headed to Dodgers

I doubt that Josh Bell will be ready to start 2010.  I am wondering if the Orioles couldn't have persuaded the Dodgers into giving Blake DeWitt in addition to Bell and Steve Johnson (possibly not realistic - but lefty relief is usually at a premium [unless you ask the Pirates, where they apparently give that kind of thing away]).



Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2009 5:41 pm
 

O's Sherrill headed to Dodgers

This is a good move for the O's. This has to be Mora's last year and we need a 3rd baseman bad. Go OOOOOOOOOOOOOO's


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